Oregon High Desert Museum trip, photos

This weekend we went to the Oregon High Desert Museum in Bend. It was pretty cool — lived up to my expectations. Creepy living history people, live animals, bronze work, etc. It definitely appealed to Katie. But one thing I didn’t like about it was all the non-native or non-Oregon animals. I mean, Gila Monsters? Sure, kids love Gila Monsters, maybe it’ll bring some bucks in. And they’re native to high desert environs in the Southwest. But do you really need a giant aquarium full of land locked Atlantic Salmon to demonstrate that ODFW stocks non-native fish in high desert lakes? Is that culturally or biologically important enough for a 500 gallon tank? Anyway, non-native, non-Oregon rant is over. Check it out if you get time. I thought the Basque exhibit on Eastern Oregon, Idaho and Nevada was the best presentation there. You can find more info on Oregon’s Basque stronghold, Jordan Valley in the Owyhee area.

Photos below:

Oregon High Desert Museum

Oregon High Desert Museum

Oregon High Desert Museum

Oregon High Desert Museum


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Matt Stansberry currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and son.
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4 Responses to Oregon High Desert Museum trip, photos

  1. Guy says:

    Don’t you two ever stay home?

  2. Bpaul says:

    I’ve heard they own a house, but I don’t buy it…

  3. michael says:

    i’m living thru you at times. we were there last weekend, too. but they close at 5 and we showed up at 4:15 and passed. actually had my first really nice day on the fall river. thanks for the pics…tho i’m not sure you convinced me to try to go back, now that the fishing is only gonna get better out that way.

  4. Oregon Foto says:

    Sounds like you had a great time. I enjoyed your photos on your Flickr gallery. Michael

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